Postcard - Chandris Lines, RHMS Ellinis, circa 1960s-1970s Image Reg. No: SH 930810

Postcard depicting the RHMS Ellinis, issued by the Chandris Lines, circa 1960s-1970s.

The Ellinis was built in 1931 as the Lurline for the US Matson Line, she was used for the San Francisco to Honolulu service. Operating as a troop ship between 1942 and 1946, when she was completely refitted. She then re-entered the San Francisco to Los Angeles to Honolulu service in 1948 before being sold to Chandris Lines in 1963. Renamed Ellinis she was refitted with accommodation for 1,668-single class passengers. First used for the round-the-world service from Rotterdam to Sydney to Rotterdam, from 1975 onwards she was used for cruising only. She was scrapped in 1986.
Rectangular shaped, cardboard postcard; illustrated one side and contains printed information and a space for writing on the back. The front of the card is an painted illustrated image of an ocean liner, its bow faces left. The boat is white and long with 2 blue funnel ailerons. In the foreground is a calm, blue ocean; above the ship is a blue sky with a smattering of clouds. The reverse is unused and contains printed black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Mrs Myrtle Hyland
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.50 cm (Height), 13.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: recreation, commerce, shipping lines, postcards, shipboard travel, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Reverse, printed, black ink, u.l., "R.H.M.S. ELLINIS - CHANDRIS LINES / One of the most beautifully appointed vessels afloat. Com- / pletely air-conditioned. Spacious and distinctively designed / public rooms and cabins./ Length 640 feet - Speed 20 knots - Displacement Tonnage 26,000 / Accommodates 1800 passengers, all in One Class. / [extens. text]"
Place & Date Manufactured: England, Great Britain, circa 1960s-1970s
Manufactured For: Chandris Line Ltd., England, Great Britain, circa 1960s-1970s
Ship Depicted: ., circa 1960s-1970s


Dolores Farrell Posted on 04 Aug 2014 2:09 PM
Sailed from Southampton 4 August 1966 to Australia, Melbourne arriving 8 July 1966, aged 11 years old. Originally from Belfast.
Bob Holden Posted on 07 Dec 2014 4:45 PM
Sailed from Southampton on the RHMS Ellinis on the 15th July 1973 Arrived 16th August Melbourne
Carol Groves Posted on 12 Apr 2015 8:04 AM
Departed Southampton with my parents and sister August 1970 and arrived in Perth on 24th September 1960. Wonderful memories of school on board ship as a 9 year old.

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